California’s Republican Lawmakers Feeling The Heat On Party’s Vow To Repeal Health Law
Four members of Congress from Republican strongholds in California's inland area have among the highest ratios of constituents who are receiving direct assistance from the Affordable Care Act.
Obamacare Repeal Is A Giant Risk For California’s Dwindling Republicans
The last major Republican stronghold in California is one of the nation’s most dependent areas on Obamacare, creating an enormous political risk for the GOP congressmen who represent the area and are eager to repeal the health care law. They represent the inland expanse from the Mojave desert through the Central Valley, an area emerging as an important flashpoint in the battle over Obamacare. The tension is so heightened that a conservative group tied to Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan is employing Spanish-language ads to build local support for replacing the health care law. (Cockerham, 2/2)
In other news —
Modesto Hospital Would Take Financial Hit From ACA Repeal; Job Cuts Are Less Certain
After one study predicted 3,000 job losses in Stanislaus County from an Affordable Care Act repeal, local hospital executives were asked for their assessment.Warren Kirk, chief executive officer of Doctors Medical Center of Modesto, agreed to discuss the potential impacts on Doctors and said a loss of funding from an ACA repeal won’t necessarily translate into major job cuts at the Florida Avenue hospital. The hospital will need staff members to care for an increasing number of patients, even though it won’t get paid for many patients if certain ACA provisions are abolished and not replaced. Registered nurses are probably safe because the hospital has to comply with the state’s mandatory nurse-to-patient ratios. (Carlson, 2/2)